Why Scientists Use Models & Simulations

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Which of the following is a way of imitating a change or event in the world to predict what will happen and why?

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1. Which of the following is a visualization of a system in its current state and our knowledge of it?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a type of simulation used by scientists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some science projects are necessary, but not practical; this is where models and simulations step in. Check your understanding of the characteristics and use of both with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of these assessments is:

  • Ways to imitate a change or event in the world to predict what will happen and why
  • Types of simulations used by scientists
  • Examples of molecular modeling

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding visualization of a system in its current state and our knowledge of it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about whether the simulation or model is created first and why
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on models and simulations

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Why Scientists Use Models and Simulations to increase your knowledge of the efficacy of models and simulations in science. The objectives covered include:

  • Define science
  • Know what a model is
  • Understand how models and simulations expand our understanding
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